High Cholesterol? Here are some ways to lower it at home.
Your cholesterol levels play a role in whether or not you’ll get heart disease or have a heart attack. If your cholesterol levels need some improvement then this is a perfect read for you. Here are some ideas.
Eat more soluble fiber like fruits, veggies, whole-grain cereals, and dried beans. Research shows that adding 5-10 grams a day of soluble fiber such as psyllium to your diet can reduce your LDL by 5%.
Get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5-7 days a week. This can help lower your triglyceride level.
Eat as little trans fat as possible. Things like stick margarine, baked goods, and fried foods (especially those fried in hydrogenated shortening) all have trans fats.
Limit saturated fat, which is shown to raises your cholesterol more than anything else you can eat or drink. Found in fatty meats, poultry with skin, and whole milk dairy products like cheese and ice cream.
Limit the amount of cholesterol you eat and drink like cutting out things like organ meats, egg yolks and whole milk dairy products. Consume no more than 200 milligrams of cholesterol a day.
Watch your weight. Keeping an eye on your weight will help lower your low density lipoprotein (LDL or Bad) cholesterol triglyceride and total cholesterol levels. It is shown that losing just 10% of your body weight can lower your LDL.
Consider adding plant sterols or stanols into your diet. Just 2 grams a day can lower your LDL. It blocks cholesterol from being absorbed into your intestines. Taken around mealtime will help your body not absorb cholesterol from foods.
Here’s to your health!!